[hpc-announce] Call for papers: IJHPCA special-issue on resilience techniques for HPC

Yves Robert Yves.Robert at ens-lyon.fr
Wed Jan 8 11:33:59 CST 2014

IJHPCA Special issue
Resilience Techniques for High-Performance Computing
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2014

The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications
(IJHPCA) seeks original manuscripts for a Special Issue on Resilience Techniques
for High-Performance Computing (HPC),  scheduled to appear in September 2015.

Reliability is a major concern for the current generation of HPC systems
and future exascale platforms. The IESP (see  \url{http://www.exascale.org}) projects
a decrease of the mean time to interruption of at least one order of  magnitude,
compared to the current situation, making irrelevant the most popular approaches
currently used in production. HPC applications and system software have to take failures
and errors into account and use advanced resilience techniques.

This special-issue seeks papers on all aspects related to resilience for HPC.
Its goal is to further understand the impact and applicability of fault-tolerance approaches at scale.
This special issue will include, but not be limited to, papers in the following topical areas:
- Checkpointing libraries, protocols, models, algorithms and interval optimization
- Execution state compression, deduplication and storage, including file system optimizations
- Failure prediction
- Silent data corruption detection
- Resilient communication libraries (MPI, PGAS, etc.),
- Resilient algorithms for supporting system software (RAS system, resource manager, etc.)
- System software support for resilience, including resilience backplanes and recovery approach selection
- Replication and migration
- Application and algorithm-specific techniques (ABFT, resilient iterative methods, etc.)
- Energy-aware resilience
- Performance evaluation of resilience methods
- Approaches combining several techniques

Submitted articles must not have been previously published
or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.
As an author, you are responsible for understanding
and adhering to the IJHPCA submission guidelines.
You can access them by going to
Please thoroughly read these before submitting your manuscript.
Please submit your paper to Manuscript Central at
and refer to the Special Issue in your cover letter.
Please feel free to contact the Peer Review Supervisor, Julie Langou (julie at cs.utk.edu),
or the guest editors (cappello at mcs.anl.gov, yves.robert at ens-lyon.fr) if
you have any questions.

Please note the following important dates.
- Submission Deadline: 15 June 2014
- Reviews Completed: 01 September 2014
- Major Revisions Due (if needed): 01 November 2014
- Reviews of Revisions Completed (if needed): 01 January  2015
- Minor Revisions Due (if needed): 01 February 2015
- Notification of Final Acceptance: 15 February  2015
- Publication Materials for Final Manuscripts Due: 15 March  2015
- Publication Date: September 2015

Guest editors:
- Franck Cappello, Argonne National Laboratory
- Yves Robert, ENS Lyon & University Tennessee Knoxville

Yves Robert
ENS Lyon
Institut Universitaire de France
Univ. Tennessee Knoxville

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